The region occupies the main part of the Po Valley. Its northern borders are formed
by the Lepontine, Rhaetian and Orobic Alps. It includes a hilly district with the major Italian lakes, from the
Easter slope of Lago Maggiore to the Lakes of Varese, lseo, Como and to the northern part of Lake Garda. This region
ins rich inn water, thanks to the Po and its affluents.
The regional capital is
Milano. Other important cities are: Bergamo, Brescia, Como,
Lecco, Lodi, Varese, Sondrio, Pavia, Cremona, Mantova.